Today, June 1, We remember the destruction by white mob of Greenwood’s african-american community in Tulsa Oklahoma, 1921.
Back in 1921,Greenwood was one of the most prosperous African-American communities in the U.S. Serving over 8,000 residents, Greenwood’s commercial district was known nationally as the ‘Negro Wall Street’.
The community boasted two newspapers, over a dozen churches, and hundreds of African-American-owned businesses.
On the evening of May 31, 1921, Greenwood was ravaged by a white mob. By the conclusion of the riot at midday, June 1, virtually every building in a 42-square-block area of the community–homes, schools, churches, and businesses–was burned to the ground and thousands were left homeless.
Over 1,200 homes were destroyed. Every church, school, and business in Greenwood was set on fire. Approximately 8,000 African-Americans were left homeless and penniless.
During the same period, 8 similar prosperous african american communities in United States were destroyed by white mobs!
Today, African Americans are a decadent populations in the US!
White is a code name for destruction!